Published On: Sun, Jun 1st, 2014

“What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make?”

Our Hillary is attempting to get out in front of the Benghazi scandal well before the 2016 Presidential Election. She has written a book titled “Hard Choices” with a disingenuous and self-serving chapter on Benghazi which was released to the website Politico . Our Hillary has no shame, and claims: “Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,”

How does seeking the truth about the events of 9/11/12 in Libya “exploit the tragedy? In fact, Benghazi was not a “tragedy” like a hurricane or tornado that takes lives. It was a deliberate terrorist attack meant to snuff out the lives of Americans on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/01, which killed some 3000 Americans. It was an atrocity, not a tragedy.

What differenceHillary went on to say: “I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans. It’s just plain wrong, and it’s unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.” Hillary Clinton seems to be of the mind that since Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was jailed for his YouTube video, the matter was closed. Of course, not one of the actual attackers has been apprehended but “what difference, at this point, does it make?”

‘There has been, she writes, a “regrettable amount of misinformation, speculation, and flat-out deceit by some in politics and the media,” ‘ She has that right. Never before has an administration been so deceitful about a foreign policy debacle. From day one, the administration concocted a story about a YouTube video as the cause of the attack, even though it was learned that very same night that the assault on the Benghazi diplomatic facility was a well planned and organized terrorist attack, conducted by groups affiliated with al-Qaeda. The administration clung to that fantasy for more than a week.

They even sent out UN Ambassador Susan Rice to all five of the Sunday talk shows to peddle that line of drivel. Why Susan Rice? As UN Ambassador, she had no connection to the events in Libya. Where was Hillary Clinton? Why wasn’t she informing the public about what happened with her State Department? Susan Rice was provided with the administrations story and like a loyal soldier she went out that Sunday morning and threw herself on a grenade five different times.

Secretary Clinton explains her absence on that Sunday this way: “fixate on the question of why I didn’t go on TV that morning, as if appearing on a talk show is the equivalent of jury duty, where one has to have a compelling reason to get out of it. I don’t see appearing on Sunday-morning television as any more of a responsibility than appearing on late-night TV. Only in Washington is the definition of talking to Americans confined to 9 A.M. on Sunday mornings.” 

Her Majesty Hillary the Bold seems to believe that keeping the American people informed is beneath her. So she saw to it that poor Ms. Rice was sent out like a sacrificial lamb to peddle a lie concocted by Secretary Clinton and Barack Obama and the politicos at State and the White House. When this lie was exposed it eliminated any chance that Susan Rice would succeed Hillary Clinton at State.

Then we come to the statement that may well keep Hillary out of the White House. “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Hillary explains her statement this way: “In yet another example of the terrible politicization of this tragedy, many have conveniently chosen to interpret” that phrase “to mean that I was somehow minimizing the tragedy of Benghazi. Of course that’s not what I said.” “Nothing could be further from the truth. And many of those trying to make hay of it know that, but don’t care.”

“My point was simple: If someone breaks into your home and takes your family hostage, how much time are you going to spend focused on how the intruder spent his day as opposed to how best to rescue your loved ones and then prevent it from happening again?”

It sounds remarkably like her husband  Bill Clinton’s claim that “it depends on what the meaning of the word is, is.” Hillary’s statement is incoherent. If someone broke into your home you could not call upon all the resources of the US military to come to your support. Her analogy is specious and deceitful. Of course, the very first actions would be to aid those in danger but once the gun fire ends there must be an exhaustive examination of what went wrong, why it went wrong and who if anyone was culpable.

susan riceHillary is hoping that the Obama administration can run out the clock on Benghazi so the she does not have to deal with it as a campaign issue in 2016. It has been nearly two years since the attack took place on 9/11/12 and still we have no answer for the questions of why we were so unprepared on the day of the year that Islamic extremists consider holy? Why was there no military support available for our people in one of the most dangerous cities in that part of the world? What was Ambassador Stevens doing there with no real protection on that most dangerous of days? Was their a stand down order issued to the military and if so who issued the order? And most significant, where was Barack Hussein Obama on that night and what was he doing?

There are many other questions that need answers and we can only hope that the new House Select Committee on Benghazi – chaired by Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) – will overcome the Obama administrations stonewalling, obfuscations and outright lies and finally get to the truth.

It is said that “the truth will set you free.” Let’s pray that it sets us free of Hillary Clinton and all her duplicity.


About the Author

- Paul Bianco, retired from a career in sales, now spends his spare time as a gadfly on the many political blogs. Paul says he is just going through a phase, but that phase seems to have lasted two decades. Paul's conservative political philosophy was formed well before conservative talk radio and Fox News came along. Paul remembers the days when conservatives like William F Buckley Jr were voices in the wilderness "standing athwart history, yelling stop!" From time to time Paul contributes some of the insights he has gained from observing politics for so many years, and hopes that readers will be entertained and perhaps even enlightened.